As I Lay Dying

Until their musical accomplishments were overshadowed by a shocking murder-for-hire scandal involving singer Tim Lambesis, As I Lay Dying were one of the leading lights of the ‘00s metalcore movement. Formed in the year 2000 by Lambesis and drummer Jordan Mancino, the band would rely on a decidedly fluid lineup over the next few years, while steadily making popular inroads with independent albums like 2001’s Beneath the Encasing of Ashes and 2003’s Frail Words Collapse. But with their elevation to Metal Blade Records for 2005’s breakthroughShadows Are Security, As I Lay Dying secured the services of guitarists Nick Hipa and Phil Sgrosso (who also co-produced the album with Lambesis) for the period of heightened activity and prosperity that followed. This including constant touring (Ozzfest, Warped, Taste of Chaos, Music as a Weapon, etc.) in support of 2007’s An Ocean Between Us, 2010’s The Powerless Rise, and 2012’s Awakened. Then the bottom fell out on May 7, 2013, when Lambesis was arrested, accused of attempting to solicit the murder of his wife from a hit-man who, unbeknownst to the singer, was actually an undercover police officer. Lambesis eventually pled guilty to the charge and was convicted to serve a six-year prison sentence, obviously putting As I Lay Dying on indefinite hiatus. His former bandmates, meanwhile, launched a new band named Wovenwar and released an eponymous debut album in 2014.

 

As I Lay Dying vs. Children of Bodom – Death Match
Victory belongs to As I Lay Dying once again as they vanquished their latest foes, Caliban. Although Caliban put up a good fight, leaving many readers scratching their heads over who to vote for, As I Lay Dying emerged with their second win in our weekly Death Match.
As I Lay Dying vs. Caliban – Death Match
Last week's Death Match pitted three-time victors Lamb of God vs. challengers As I Lay Dying. The battle proved to be our most vicious yet, accumulating thousands upon thousands of votes from 130 countries. After both bands traded the lead various times throughout the week, As I Lay Dying emerged vi…
Lamb of God vs. As I Lay Dying – Death Match
Destruction has taken the form of Lamb of God. With their third straight win in the Death Match, the American metal band defeated All Shall Perish to advance into their fourth and final bout. If Lamb of God claim one more victory, their single 'Ghost Walking' will be inducted int…
As I Lay Dying’s Tim Lambesis Looks Back on 10-Year Career
As I Lay Dying's 'Decas' record is a capsule of the band's successful, decade-long career. The release includes three new songs sprinkled with retooled versions of catalog cuts and covers. It's a snapshot of the band from the early days through the current incarnation. While frontman Tim Lambesis ha…
As I Lay Dying, ‘Paralyzed’ – Song Review
Metalcore titans As I Lay Dying are celebrating their 10-year anniversary by releasing a rarities album titled 'Decas.' Set for a Nov. 8 release, 'Decas' will feature three new original songs, five remixes and four covers of songs by Slayer, Judas Priest and the Descendents. One …